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The Tech Museum of Innovation: Calendar of Events February/March 2005

Press Release Date 
Monday, 14 February, 2005


HOURS: The Tech is open Tuesday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRICING: $9.50, $8 seniors, $7 children (Museum OR IMAX); $16, $15 seniors, $13 children (COMBO Galleries and IMAX)

CONTACT: For general information, 408-294-TECH (8324),

LOCATION: The Tech is located in downtown San Jose at the corner of Park Ave and Market St near I-280 and Hwy 87. Easily accessible via Light Rail, Bus, Car, Caltrain



"Amazing Music Studio" Now Open
"Amazing Music Studio" is a new temporary exhibit that explores the science and fun of making music. Step up to make your own music on an oversized floor-keyboard, sing & dance on a stage, and karaoke in the shower. Also test your skills at a DJ mixing table, and by creating a light and sound show. "Amazing Music Studio" mixes playful and thoughtful hands-on activities to show that music is as much about technology as it is talent.

Advisor Clinics for 18th Annual Tech Challenge
February 19 and February 26 (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Tech Challenge Advisor Clinics offer potential advisors a chance to meet with other advisors and volunteers, ask questions, and engage in problem solving sessions related to working on Tech Challenge 2005. To sign up for the clinic, email or 408-795-6105.

Killing Creativity: Lecture and Book Signing with Lawrence Lessig
March 9 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lawrence Lessig, a prolific writer and Stanford Law professor, was recently named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries for his leadership in shaping how we think about intellectual property and cyberspace. Join us for a provocative evening of discussion with Lessig, and pick up his most recent book "Free Culture" to continue learning about creative rights in the digital age. General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for members of The Tech, Commonwealth Club and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Purchase tickets by calling (800) 847-7730 or online at

ROBOTS Coming March 11
From the creators of Ice Age comes ROBOTS, a clever and heartwarming animated feature that pushes the boundaries of animation. ROBOTS introduces characters rich with the whimsy, heart and soul. Among the population of this incredible universe are Rodney, a young genius inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, and Cappy, an executive robot with whom Rodney is smitten. The voice cast includes Ewan McGregor, Mel Brooks, Halle Berry and Robin Williams.

Free Wireless Internet Access @ The Tech's Café Primavera
Grab a bite to eat and check your email at Café Primavera in The Tech's lobby. Hungry museum-goers, downtown workers and convention attendees can nosh on delicious sandwiches and healthy salads while getting the latest news on their laptops or PDAs.


"NetPl@net" - A New Tech Gallery Now Open
This new hands-on, permanent gallery will inspire visitors to use the Internet in unique new ways, and to dream up the next internet innovation! Participate in a Virtual Arm Wrestle using haptic technology, express yourself by publishing and posting a web site, take a tour around the globe with our amazing world-wide webcams, and so much more. Extend your visit online at home with a TechTag bracelet!


Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey Now Playing
Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey explores rhythm across varied continents and cultures – guided by the internationally acclaimed performers of the stage hit STOMP. Tour the world to meet artists such as Timbalada of Brazil, the Kodo drummers of Japan, the American Indian Dance Theater, and the Jackie Robinson Steppers of New York. Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey was voted Best Film of the Year at the recent Giant Screen Theater Conference in Montreal.

Forces of Nature Now Playing
Experience the blood pumping action when the ground shakes, mountains explode and the sky turns black and violent in Forces of Nature. Narrated by Kevin Bacon, this film showcases three scientists striving to understand the origins and behavior of natural disasters -- putting their own lives in danger in the process.

Also playing: India: Kingdom of the Tiger, Lewis & Clark Great Journey West


Ongoing: Segway Human Transporter

You've seen it in the news, now try it out yourself! Take a ride on the Segway Human Transporter, daily from 2-3 p.m. *Riders must be over 16 years old and weigh between 100 and 250 pounds*

Second Sundays are Free, Thanks to SBC

SBC and The Tech are offering free unlimited gallery admission to the community the second Sunday of every month. This is a great opportunity to explore the technologies impacting your life. Experience new exhibits like "NetPl@net," "Genetics: Technology with a Twist," and so much more! With interactive, hands-on exhibits and floor programming, there's something at The Tech to inspire the innovator in everyone.

Upcoming Free SBC Days

February 13, 2005
March 13, 2005


The Tech Museum of Innovation is a non-profit educational institution that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, at 201 S. Market Street. For more information, visit our website at or call (408) 294-TECH.